Panthers pull off third straight comeback to win first playoff series since 1996

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Miami Herald

WASHINGTON — Carter Verhaeghe wheeled his arm into a fist pump and, suddenly, two and a half decades of frustration for the Florida Panthers were over. The forward — the hero of this series for and a game-tying decision — scored with 17:14 left in overtime period and the Panthers beat the Washington Capitals, 4-3, to win the series 4-2 in Game 6. The drought is over. Florida is going to the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs. It might not sound like much, but it’s a moment South Florida has waited 26 years to see. When the Panthers last won a postseason series, All-Star left wing Jo…

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